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I came across this question:

The proper use of the terminology of forces and interactions in The Theory of Relativity

which I have a feeling should be off-topic, but I cannot really localize a specific help center guideline or meta answer that would pinpoint why, so I refrained from flagging it and/or commenting on it.

  • Too localized?

  • Not really about physics?

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Users with the close vote privilege have the option of writing out a custom close reason for special cases like this (which I used when I put the question on hold); the close reason is posted as a comment to the question and counts as an ordinary close vote. If you think a question should be closed but can't quite articulate why, you can also flag the question as "should be closed" without worrying too much about the reason why; that puts the question in the review queue and you can let the community decide whether the question is on-topic or not and why.

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    $\begingroup$ This is true, but I would not underestimate the benefit of pointing out the reason you think the question should be put on hold, even just by leaving a comment. Many times people will miss the reason you had in mind unless you prompt them. In other words, even when a question should be closed, it's often possible for someone to look at that question and simply not realize it. $\endgroup$ – David Z May 18 '17 at 2:07

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